Rainford Kalaba has been ruled out of Saturday’s 2014 World Cup qualifier against Lesotho at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola.
And defender Stopilla Sunzu has joined camp and started light training with the team in Ndola.
Team Doctor Joseph Kabungo said Kalaba needed to complete rest for his calf injury to heal.
Kalaba has been carrying an injury for the last two weeks
“For now I think he won’t make it for this weekend’s game because we need to give him a bit of time to fully recover and keep monitoring him,” Dr Kabungo said.
“But from a medical point of view he is out.
“We will see how he will respond by next week but chances are still are at 50 per cent to make the Sudan game.”
And Dr Kabungo said Sunzu was in the team purely for his rehabilitation programme only.
“As you noticed he was not part and parcel of the whole groups training we have a programme for him which he will continue,” Dr Kabungo said.
“He is not part of this weekend’s game neither will be part of the Sudan game.”